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. welcome. >> to be here for. lori: we have to talk about chuck hagel and the senate armed forces hearing today. we were expecting our rough questioning session, but that was downright cruel. what is your take? >> it was a debacle for chuck hagel, and it was not because the question was so brutal as that the answers or so incompetent. i have been through my own confirmation hearings. i helped prepare other people for there's. and i understand hagel went through a lot of time and effort to prepare, but it did not show today in question after question he simply seemed unable or unwilling to provide answers that were coherent. you have shown some of the clips. the list goes on. lori: one example, why do you think the iranian foreign ministry so strongly supports your nomination to secretary -- how should he have handled that? gabba address similar situation. >> actually, that was when the government. where you going to do? lori: yes or no? >> well, if i were hillary clinton today, i would be thinking my lucky stars she did not face that on the benghazi hearing. and hagel would not say yes or
our senator there for implying that chuck hagel was cozy with terrorist-type countries referring to iran. only -- not -- i'd say he's endorsed -- you can't get cozier than that. lou: because it was filed successfully, senate rules require 30 # hours of debate before a vote. democrats need 60 votes to end the debate friday if they fail to win those votes, hagel's nomination is effectively in limbo. joining us now is the ranking member of the arms services committee, member on the committee of environment and public works as well, and, senator, good to have you with us. you and senator reid, the majority leader, failing to come to terms on a whole, collins withdrawing her vote, and we have a 60-vote threshold for the first time ever. is that what you wanted? >> well, first of all, i hope you are right, lou, because the last time i heard, senator collins was going to support senator hagel. if you are right, that makes a difference in where we are today. i want to correct something that you said, of course, you were quoting senator reid. this is not the first time in history this has
on chu chuck hagel fr more information with regard i think to wa what is going on in syria and iran. what surprises me is that they are willing to do this at a time when people will say, you guise, admit -- guys at mid you will allow the vote and approve him in a week, what is -- why play politics. >> juan, what a short memory you have, i know democrats do not like this bring this up, but they blocked george hw bush's nominee for department of defense decade ago for drinking too much and because he behaved inappropriately with women, all thigh are asking for -- all they are asking for is a little more information, what is the problem with this, they had 4 dead americans, and they dragged their feet in benghazi, had they answered though questions then, we would have to ask them now. >> this is rhetoric, we have a war in afghanistan. >> we have a war? >> you say we don't need a secretary of defense. >> i don't think that -- that -- >> i'm sorry, whatis, juan, what what leon panetta's job? >> he went home to california. lou: he has pledged to stay. >> yeah, right, he is gone, he was. >> mayb
voting to confirm former senator chuck hagel for defense secretary, the final vote 58-front, with 4 republicans joining democrats in backing president obama's nominee. this month they were questioning his support for israel, hagel overcame the opposition will now successed to leon panetta. lori: and today, senate finance committee voted to approve his nomination, a full senate vote could happen tomorrow, lou is to win confirmation to succeed treasury secretary geithner. >> the u.s. and other major world powers holding nuclear talks with iran today, for first time since june. offering to ease economic sanctions if iran agrees to stop enriching uranium, john kerry warning there could be terrible consequences it talks fail. >> joining me now kt mcfarland. and eli lake. this is our foreign policy download, chuck hagel, new defense secretary, known to be in his past, soft on iran, in his policy. beginning with you, with iran and the news, and talk of lessening sanctions if they come to the table and stop with the uraiuranium enrichment? >> i think what secretary kerry said, dire conseque
will be sworn in. the newly confirmed secretary of defense chuck hagel was sworn into office earlier today. winning confirmation yesterday after losing the senate vote two weeks ago and undergoing days upon days of harsh criticism and questions from within his own party. our first guest tonight says president obama and senate democrats seem to follow and not misinterpreted the law of what sequestration is. to cut spending, not to raise taxes. joining us now, republican policy committee chairman, member of the senate foreign relations committee. good to have you with us. sequestration, we have a new deadline, whenever the president signs the order putting it into effect. your thoughts. >> i see at the same way you do, the president seems to be running a campaign of fear. the purpose is to try to scare congress and the american people into raising taxes. i am just not eyeing it. we have to cut wasteful washington spending. people believe at least $0.50 of every dollar they spend to washington is wasted, poorly used, people don't feel they are getting value for their money and now you see wha
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